Can someone help me? I am new to the forum and realize I am educating myself late in the game. I feel like crap.......
49 year old male
Heavy facial & body hair
fat stored around waist -
I was diagnosed with low t about 2 years ago. i was having intense "hot flashes", trouble sleeping and i had not seen a morning wood in years. I was given 10 100mg pellets and did very well on them. i went back to my endo several times until one time i got a very bad infection and had to have the pellets removed in surgery.
My endo prescribed me a testosterone pills 100mg and i took one daily until they stopped having an effect, i got hot flashes again. I also put on 10 lbs at almost one pound a day. The weight was in my stomach and possibly neck. I also had swelling aound my eyes. I started falling asleep in middle of day and getting very dizzy. My blood test while taking the pills showed a TT of 261 on 06JUN15 (range 348-1197)
I went in for pellets on 01JUL15 and received 11 pellets (100mg each). 4 days later i felt like crap and ended up with MRSA. I went through 3 rounds of antibiotics Keflex and Bactrim.
The endo sent me some water pills, Arimidex 1/4 tab E3D and HCG sub Q. which i ran out of after a week as the syringes were left in the sun.
I still feel tired and grouchy. I sweat like nothing i have ever experienced in my life. my face is still puffy although not as bad as it was. I have ringing in my ears and am heavier than i have been in years. + 11 lbs. Brain fog big time and others think i am depressed.
My endo just did a blood test and below are the results. the results were while taking the Arimidex and HCG:
TT:786 (Range 348-1197)
Estradiol: 10.6 (Range 7.6-42.6)
Prolactin: 5.8 (Range 4.0-15.2)
PSA 0.7 (Range 0.0-4.0)
LH: 0.2 (Range 1.7-8.6)
FSH: 0.4 (Range 1.5-12.4)
T3: 89 (range 71-180)
T4: 7.7 (Range 4.5-12.0)
Vit D, 25-Hydr 26.1 (Range 300-100)
Ferritin: 89 (Range 30-400)
The endo has suggested the following protocol and i would like to know what you guys think:
1) Vitamin D Take 2 tablets daily for one week then 1 tablet daily. Ok to take with or without food.
2) Hemeplex FE Take 1 tablet daily preferably with food
3) Testosterone 1 shot twice weekly (2 month supply)
4) HCG shots Please mix 10 cc or ml of water (included in HCG box) and mix with HCG then keep refrigerated. Draw 50 units (orange syringes) and inject 3 x week.
Vegetarian diet - near Vegan
Hard road bike rides up hills for 2-3 hours 2x per week
Intense gym exercises 2-3 times week weights/pull ups ect
No ache in testes
morning wood only when taking Arimidex/HGC
THANKS for any help